|[February 06, 2018]
Orange Business Services and Cisco Bring SD-WAN nEtwork Function Virtualization to Life
At Cisco (News - Alert) Live Europe, Orange
Business Services showcased the next push of its global SD-WAN
portfolio with the first onboarding of a Cisco SD-WAN virtual network
function (VNF) on the
Cisco Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS). This platform, which
delivers a fully functional virtualized solution for network services,
is part of the Orange (News - Alert) universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) offer.
This new approach is in addition to existing appliance or cloud-based
deployment options. It further strengthens the SD-WAN by Orange
offering, and is part of its strategy to move to software-defined
networks (SDN) and intent-based networking.
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Orange is using SD-WAN technology to build secure, hybrid connectivity
for enterprises over any transport network, including MPLS, internet and
satellite, with real-time centralized management of network functions,
application policy setting and application visibility. SD-WAN allows
enterprises to meet their ever increasing cloud, bandwidth and internet
demands effectively and securely. It also improves application
performance, irrespective of whether it is delivered from the cloud or
the enterprise data center.
In addition, thanks to uCPE central orchestration, Orange can provide
automated Cisco SD-WAN deployment, based on Viptela technology, in
minutes on all enterprise sites, wherever they are located. The uCPE can
run multiple additional functions, such as security, which can be
orchestrated centrally and chained as required. This means that
enterprises can dynamically adapt the branch office configuration to
optimize user experience.
"This work strengthens our long-standing partnership with Cisco.
Together we are bringing innovations in SD-WAN and the wider netwok to
our customers worldwide. These developments will help realize the
promise of intent-based networking, which will use artificial
intelligence to automatically orchestrate networks based on predicted
user demand. This will help improve application performance, security
and business continuity," said Pierre-Louis Biaggi, vice president,
Connectivity, Orange Business Services (News - Alert).
"SD-WAN provides the essential foundation for Service Providers to
transform their network services," said Sachin Gupta, senior vice
president, product management for Cisco Enterprise Networking. "One of
the truly global providers, we are excited Orange is accelerating the
adoption of SD-WAN technology leveraging Cisco's ENCS platform. Our
partnership will accelerate customers' transformation to cloud and
digital while delivering new-age capability for simplified operations,
application visibility and performance."
By orchestrating simple and unified end to end solutions through
virtualized solutions like SD-WAN from Cisco, Orange is able
to provide enterprises with the agility, reliability and cost
effectiveness they need to speed their digital transformation.
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About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the
B2B branch of the Orange Group, and its 21,000 employees, is focused on
supporting the digital transformation of multinational enterprises and
French SMEs across five continents. Orange Business Services is not only
an infrastructure operator, but also a technology integrator and a
value-added service provider. It offers companies digital solutions that
help foster collaboration within their teams (collaborative workspaces
and mobile workspaces), better serve their customers (enriched customer
relations and business innovation), and support their projects (enriched
connectivity, flexible IT and cyberdefense). The integrated technologies
that Orange Business Services offer range from Software Defined Networks
(SDN/NFV), Big Data and IoT, to cloud computing, unified communications
and collaboration, as well as cybersecurity. Orange Business Services
customers include over 3,000 renowned multinational corporations at an
international level and over two million professionals, companies and
local communities in France.
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Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of 40.9 billion euros in 2016 and 269 million customers
worldwide at 30 September 2017. Orange is listed on Euronext Paris
(symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
material are trademarks of Orange or Orange Brand Services Limited.
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